60 days in South Pacific, Europe, United States & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in South Pacific, Europe, United States & Mexico Itinerary

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1
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
2
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
3
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
5
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
6
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
7
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
8
Mexico City, Mexico
— 4 nights
9
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
10
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
11
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
12
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
13
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 5 nights
14
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights

4
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Sydney, Australia

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas holiday app.

Fly from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Port Douglas reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

3
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Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 1st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 2nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary site.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

Discover how to plan a London trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Cairns to London in 24 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In December, London is colder than Cairns - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Helm Crag (in Grasmere), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, and meet the residents at Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manchester day trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Predator Experience, Chatsworth House, Helm Crag, Ladybower Reservoir
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Spas & Wellness

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

You can fly from Manchester to New York City in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Change things up with these side-trips from Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Cenote Car Wash, Spas, &more). There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Xcaret.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Playa del Carmen trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Playa del Carmen takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Playa del Carmen is much hotter than New York City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tulum
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

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nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, examine the collection at Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mexico City online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in December: highs in Mexico City hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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Fly from Mexico City to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Las Vegas. Traveling from Mexico City in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, cruise along East Rim Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in San Francisco hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Waikiki Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park ©
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
On the 13th (Wed), hike the day away at Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tama Lakes, trek along Tongariro Northern Circuit, stroll through Whakapapa Nature Walk, and take in the dramatic scenery at Tawhai Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Honolulu to Tongariro National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Tongariro National Park is 22 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tama Lakes ©
Tama Lakes
Tongariro Northern Circuit ©
Tongariro Northern Circuit

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Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 18th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. On the 21st (Thu), hike the day away at Kepler Track. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Milford Sound, identify plant and animal life at Doubtful Sound, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Chasm Walk, and head outdoors with Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Te Anau trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Tongariro National Park to Te Anau takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fiordland National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound

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